Consider The Side Effects of Xanax Before You Start the Treatment
It is common to hear names like Xannies, Zanies, Handlebars, Bars, Blue footballs, Benzos, French fries, Ladders, or Sticks. But what are they? They are a medication called Xanax, which is often in the news for its side effects or misuse or abuse. So how do we deal with this? We must learn about the harms of Xanax and follow our doctor’s advice when using this medication to treat our health condition.
Your doctor may prescribe Xanax or Alprazolam to control anxiety and panic disorder (sudden attacks of extreme fear and anxiety about these attacks). Alprazolam is part of a family of medications called benzodiazepines. It works by reducing the abnormal chemical activity in the brain.
Side effects of Xanax:
Drugs like Sedative, which includes alprazolam, can increase the risk of death. It is important to understand the side effects and interactions of the medication to reduce the risk of death. Some common side effects are:
- You may experience anterograde amnesia and concentration problems.
- Ataxia, slurred speech, and disinhibition are also signs.
- People usually feel drowsy, dizzy, lightheadedness, unsteady, fatigue, and impaired coordination, giddiness.
- You may have dry mouth. Additionally, you may hallucinate, although this is rare but dangerous.
- Jaundice has been reported very rarely as well as seizures.
- People have also reported skin rash, respiratory depression, and constipation.
- There have been cases of suicidal thoughts or suicide and self-harm.
- Some people have also reported infrequent urinary retention.
- Your muscles may become weakened.
The FDA has asked manufacturers to put a boxed warning on all benzodiazepine family medications. This will inform people of the risks of abuse, addiction, misuse, physical dependence, and withdrawal reactions consistently across all class medications.
There may also be some paradoxical side effects, although they are rare they may include:
- Episodes of aggression.
- Signs of mania, hyperactivity, agitation, and restlessness.